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Fabio Humar Abogados

Colombia > Compliance and white-collar crime Tier 2

Founded in 2010, Fabio Humar Abogados is a specialised economic criminal law boutique that specializes in white-collar crime and compliance matters. Clients are effusive, lauding the practice as ‘one of the best in the country‘ and which they ‘do not hesitate to recommend over other firms‘. The tightly-focused group handles criminal investigations at all court levels, corporate (criminal) compliance and prevention, anti-money laundering (AML), and the criminal implications of competition and public tendering processes. It is also adept in investigations and processes before securities market self-regulator, the AMV, and tax investigations before the Comptroller General of the Republic. A former prosecutor at Colombia’s Financial Crimes, Money Laundering and Economic Order Unit (UIF), managing partner Fabio Humar is a criminal law practitioner with a specialisation in stock market law and a Master’s degree in economic law. Recent matters include defence against charges of money laundering, handling matters of reputational management, representation in SIC antitrust investigations, and compliance and due diligence mandates. Key support comes from senior associates Sandra Ramón Saavedra and Gloria Liliana Pérez, both litigators. Junior Juan Camilo Casas arrived from Lagarcha Torres & Abogados in March 2020; however, Santiago Franco Najar left in July the same year to establish his own, eponymous, white-collar and compliance boutique.

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Fabio Humar


Our impression is absolutely favourable. They are professional, timely and successful. They are good professionals who demonstrate good judgment. All have had experience in the judicial branch, which ensures the effectiveness of their recommendations and decisions. Partners: Fabio Humar, Sandra Ramón and Gloria Liliana Pérez.

The managing partner is always in charge of cases.

Personalised attention is the point where it differs from other law firms on the cutting edge in that it has implemented 24/7 communication channels with its clients. The cost of the firm is reasonable considering the very high level of the lawyers that make up the same.

The Fabio Humar Abogados firm is one of the best firms in the country. We have worked with others but, without a doubt, Fabio Humar and his team have strengths that no other firm has. Humar is bilingual – absolutely fluent in English, and that gives him an advantage over most other criminal lawyers. In addition, they know the peculiarities of the country’s criminal legal system like no other. Humar and his team are the most assertive and practical in the national market.

We have worked with other criminal law firms and we have no doubt that the Fabio Humar firm is one of the best. They are assertive, strategic, but always with innovative solutions, thinking about the well-being of the client and the maintenance of the business.

Fabio Humar Abogados is one of the most efficient and capable firms with which we have worked. His case strategies are innovative, and they deliver effective results. Which implies the elimination of excess unnecessary costs for the client. In addition, the level of commitment of the firm’s lawyers is absolute, giving 100% to the assigned responsibilities.

FHA attorneys are characterized by being highly recognised within the penal sphere, which is why their word has a lot of weight with the authorities at the time of issuing concepts. We do not know the strategies of other offices, but we can affirm that the FHA firm presents very novel strategies in billing, since it charges according to the difficulty of the case and the speed that it is resolved, without there being fixed rates (such as the billable hour) or hidden costs.

Fabio Humar Abogados, led by Fabio Humar, is one of the best practices in criminal law that the country has. We have worked with other criminal law firms, but Fabio Humar’s is by far the best. Fabio Humar’s professionalism, dedication and skill is exceptional. Humar is bilingual, and that is an advantage that makes him superior to other attorneys.’

Dispute resolution > Litigation

Fabio Humar Abogados is a Colombian boutique firm exclusively dedicated to dispute resolution in the area of economic criminal law (including white-collar crime and compliance).

Our practice focus includes:

  • Criminal investigations at all levels of court
  • Compliance and prevention of criminal acts for companies
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Criminal implications of competition and public tender’s issues
  • Tax investigations

The firm acts on the defence of criminal investigations before the Attorney General’s Office and in proceedings that are carried out at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Justice in criminal matters.

Furthermore, Fabio Humar Abogados advises on compliance issues, including prevention of money laundering as well as on banking and financial fraud, also consulting on criminal implications, in matters of competition law and public tenders.

We are also experts in the defence of clients in investigations and processes that are carried out in the AMV (Securities Market Self-Regulator), as well as on the defence in tax investigations (before the Comptroller General of the Republic) and disciplinary (Attorney General’s Office and Superior Council of the Judiciary).

The review of commercial and civil acts and their possible incidence in criminal matters as well as consulting to companies in preventive criminal law are also part of our day-to-day offerings.

Fabio Humarfhumar@fabiohumar.com(57) 310 228 0188
Fabio Humar photo Fabio HumarFounding Partner – White-Collar Crime, Investigations, Anti-Corruption